Historic, archived document Do not assume content reflects current scientific knowledge, policies, or practices. "Town King" The New Perfect Flowering Late Berry "Without A Fault JlKT?*^^'^^^ This Great Big Red Delicious Strawberry Is Going To Be Worth Millions of Dollars To The Strawberry World. 'HIS is what Uncle Tommie Washburn told us when he gave us the plants and the sole right to propagate it for sale in the Spring of 1920. After fruiting this variety on different soils for five 5^ears we have decided that Uncle Tommie was right in his prediction. We have never found a berry to compare with it for firmness in quality, for beauty in color, or shape. Has the most ideal plant of any variety grown — in this respect it is in a class by itself. In productiveness it is all that any one could wish for. The large stalky plants that stand up above all others are simply weighted down with the extra large firm blood red berries. The "TOWN-KING" will mean as much or more to the strawberry growers of the country as the Delicious apple meant to the apple growers. We are pricing this grand variety in the reach of all commercial growers, and selling it on our guarantee that it will prove as represented or the purchase price will be refunded. The amount of plants is limited this year to 1000 plants to any one customer and is sold in lots as follows: 25 plants $2.00; 50 plants $3.00; 100 plants $5.00; 200 plants $9.00; 300 plants $12.50; 1000 plants $25.00. NOTICE — In order to protect our customers who purchase these plants as well as ourselves, we resei-ve the right oj sale on'. the TOWN-KING". No one who purchases these plants or has them given to them for trial will be allowed to offer them for sale under the name of "TOWN-KING" or any other name. "TOWN-KING" is a coined word, and a copyrighted production, and no one can use the word without violating the copy-right laws of the United States. We felt that this was the only way we could protect the public against fraudulent use of this name and this grand variety which is sure to become a leader in a short time. o\o\Q\&\G\B)B^wB\omm^\Bm&mBm Two Grand Varieties Steadily Gaining Popularity 1 CHESAPEAKE The Popular Late Commercial Strawberry- to Please. TOWNSENDS' mSSIONARY -Sure The Leading Standard Extra Early Commercial Variety. T HOUGH entirely ditTerent in most particulars these two grand varieties have steadily gained in popularity in all sections of the country. The Missionary, one of the very earliest and best commercial varieties where long distance shipment is required, a heavy pro- ducer and sure cropper; while Chesapeake is a very late variety, a firm large berry and of the very best quality. Missionary is of the Dunlap type and makes many runner plants if allowed, and should be grov\ n_either in hills or narrow matted rows. Chesapeake will take care of it- self in that way as it makes only enough plants for a good fruiting row. We can supply your demands for these two grand varieties and will be pleased to quote 'special prices to large growers and associations. UNCLE TOMMIE WASHBURN Originator of the "Town-King" Special March and April Gifts Owing to the fact that our Special 10% Cash Discount expires March 1st, we are making this very special offer to those who did not receive our catalogue until the discount rate had expired, or otherwise have failed to send in their or- ders. Every order received on or before April 30th will receive extra plants to the value of 10% of the remittance sent to us at list price. Customers will kind- ly state their choice varieties wanted for this special offer, and when it is pos- sible to do so the varieties selected will be sent as their premium. A Field of Tovvnsends' High-Grade Strawberry Plants in Bloom. Townsends' Plants Bring Words of Praise From All Parts of The Country. COULD NOT DO BETTER Mr. W. B. Cherry, Tipton, Pa., writes: — Your plants could not be any better. Yielded over one basket per plant. WHAT THE LARGEST S. B. GROWERS ASSOCIATION MANAGER SAYS R. M. Anderson, Plant City, Fla. — We have bsen order- ing your plants only for six years and never hesitate to recommend them. P. W. Hitchins, Durham, N. C, writes: — Best plants and best service I ever received, and I have purchased plants from many different concerns. An acre of Townsends' plants netted G. B. Welch, of Ind., $1815.00. PLANTS ARRIVED OK Wm. Stoffe, Wilkesbarre, Pa., writes: — Enclosed find check for $200. Plants OK! J. H. Shepherd, Berwin, Md., writes: — You sent me the best plants I ever bought. I tried others in your section, but they could not deliver the goods. OLIVE E. WOODMACY, RANDOLPH, N. Y., WROTE THE RURAL NEW YORKER AS FOLLOWS: "I want to mention the honesty and courteous treat- ment we received by the Townsend Nursery. In March I sent them an order and they made a mistake and shipped to the wrong town. I wrote them and they sent another lot of splendid plants. IT'S A PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU MR. "B" From Mr. Birdsbeck, Castleton, N. Y. — Please allow me to express my appreciation for the fairness in refilling my order that came thru in bad order. The second lot came OK and finer plants I never saw. It is a pleasure to do business with such people, and I am telling my friends about you and you certainly will receive my future orders. PICKED 1170 QUARTS SOLD FOR $184. AND HAD PLENTY TO EAT FROM ONLY 1000 TOWNSENDS PIANTS. Mrs. Scott Walther of Naples, N. Y. writes us Jan. 11, 1926:- We are more than pleased with the 1000 plants re- ceived from you in May 1924. From the 1000 plants we picked 1170 quarts of the nicest berries we ever saw, that we kept account of and had berries on the table every day for three weeks, three times a day. We received $184. for what we sold, and could have sold lots more if we could have had them. Look for another order soon. FINE PLANTS NICELY PACKED AND EXTRA COUNT. THAT'S US S. L. Tibbetts, Brooks, Maine, Writes February 20th.— I am enclosing order for more plants. Plants I bought of you last year were best I ever bought, and all lived and grew fine. Nicely packed and extra count. I am speaking a good word for your plants among my neighbors. One and a half acres of Townsends' plants netted O. L. Oxen, Iowa, $1980.00. Please quote us best price on the following plants, to be delivered in April. The Plants I received last Spring from you were fine. W. P. Connell, Penn. TOWNSENDS PLANTS ALWAYS FINE G. W. Bachman, North Baltimore, Ohio, writes: — You will receive an order in a day or two from my neighbor for 22,000 plants. He was going to send to another nur- sery that I knew was not sending out good plants as yours, and I turned him your way. I take pleasure in doing fa- vors for such folks as the Townsends, who I believe do their best to please their customers. BROTHER CARRIED AWAY WITH TOWNSENDS PLANTS Mr. E. C. Lee, Evergreen, Ala., writes: — Plants all came in fine order and your draft is paid. I certainly ap- preciate such service. My brother, saw some of the plants and was carried away and you will get his order I am sure. Note — This one sale caused the sale of millions of Town- sends plants. 1926 TOWNSENDS' PRICE LIST 1926 -OF- HIGH-GRAI3E STRAWBERRY PLANTS NOTE — 500 at 1000 rate, between 1,000 and 5,000 at the 1,000 rate, between 5,000 and 10,000 at the 5,000 rate. BEST WAY TO HAVE SHIPMENT MADE— We recommend that all shipments for 1,000 plants or less, be made by parcel post. (Postage collect). That all shipments in the first, second and third zones be made by parcel post (postage collect). That all shipments of 1,000 plants or more to be sent to zones 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, be sent by express (collect). This year we mapped out a prepaid price list on all plants, and after figuring carefully, we found that it was not to the best interest to all of our customers to make prepaid prices, for the simple reason that all our customers living within 450 miles of us would have to pay a portion of the transportation charges on the shipments of plants made to our customers living beyond the 450 mile limitl No other way to figure it out. So we wanted to be absolutely fair, and decided the best way was for every customer to pay his (or her) actual transportation charges. In this way you pay your Postmaster or Express Agent the actual charge after your order is delivered. If it is lost in transit, you are insured against loss for the full amount of your order. No need to insure parcel post shipments when sent postage collect. EXTRA EARLY VARIETIES 25 50 100 "The Prince" (per) $1.00 $1.65 $2.50 Townsends Missionary (per) 40 .65 1.00 "Select" Missionary (per) 50 .75 1.10 Early Jersey Giant (per) 50 .75 1.10 Premier, (per) (Howard 17) 50 .75 1.10 Improved Klondyke (per) 50 .75 1.10 Klondyke (per) 40 .65 1.00 EARLY TO MIDSEASON Lord Salisbury (per) 1.00 1.65 2.50 Senator Dunlap (Dr. Burrill) 40 .65 1.00 Delicious (per) 50 .75 1.10 Bun Special (per) 50 .75 1.10 Haverland (imp) 50 .75 1.10 Eaton (per) 50 .90 1.50 MEDIUM TO LATE Cooper (per) 50 .90 1.50 Aroma (per) 50 .75 1.10 Big Joe (per) 50 .75 1.10 Brandywine (per) 50 .75 1.10 De Lues Judith (per) 50 .90 1.50 Glen Mary (per) 50 .90 1.50 Gibson (per) 50 .65 1.00 Hunterdon (per) 50 .90 1.50 New York (per) 50 .90 1.50 Nic Ohmer (per) 50 .75 1.10 Parsons Beauty (per) 50 .75 1.10 Parker Mrs. (imp) 1.00 1.65 2.50 I'aul Jones (imp) 50 .75 1.10 Bubach (imp) 50 .75 1.10 President Harding (per) 1.00 1.65 2.50 Pearl (imp) 50 .75 1.10 Marshall (per) 75 1.00 1.70 LATE TO VERY LATE Town-King (per) $2.00 $3.00 $5.00 Townsends Big Late (imp) 50 .80 1.25 Ford (per) 50 .75 1.10 Chesapeake (per) 60 .80 1.25 Crawford 25 (imp) 1.00 1.65 2.50 Gandy (per) 50 .75 1.10 Fendall (imp) 50 .75 1.10 McAlpine (per) 50 .75 1.10 Lupton Late (per) 50 .75 1.10 Mascot (per) 75 1.00 1.75 Sample (imp) 60 .80 1.25 Wm. Belt (per) 60 .80 1.25 Worlds Wonder (per) 75 1.00 1.75 EVERBEARING STRAWBERRIES 200 $3.75 1.50 1.60 1.60 1.60 1.60 1.50 3.75 1.30 1.60 1.60 1.60 2.75 2.70 1.60 1.60 1.60 2.75 2.75 1.30 2.70 2.70 1.60 1.60 3.75 1.60 1.60 3.75 1.60 2.25 300 $5.25 1.80 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 1.80 5.25 1.80 2.20 2.20 2.20 3.50 3.50 2.20 2.20 2.20 3.50 3.50 1.80 3.50 3.50 2.20 2.20 5.25 2.20 2.20 5.25 2.20 3.50 400 $5.90 2.10 2.70 2.70 2.70 2.70 2.10 5.90 2.30 2.70 2.70 2.70 4.25 4.25 2.70 2.70 2.70 4.25 4.25 2.30 4.25 4.25 2.70 2.70 5.90 2.70 2.70 5.90 2.70 4.00 Worlds Champion (per) Progressive (per) .... Lucky Boy (per) Lucky Strike (per) ... 6 ? .50 .50 1.00 3.00 12 ? .75 .75 1.50 5.00 $9.00 2.00 1.60 2.00 3.75 1.60 1.60 1.60 1.60 2.25 2.00 2.00 2.25 25 $1.00 1.00 2.00 10.00 $12.50 2.75 2.20 2.75 5.25 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 3.50 2.75 2.75 3.50 50 $1.50 1.50 3.00 20.00 $15.00 3.25 2.70 3.25 5.90 2.70 2.70 2.70 2.70 4.00 3.25 3.25 4.00 75 $2.00 2.00 4.00 30.00 1000 $12.50 4.50 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 4.50 12.50 5.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 8.00 8.00 5.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 6.00 12.50 6.00 6.00 12.50 6.00 10.00 $25.00 7.00 6.00 7.00 12.50 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 10.00 7.00 7.00 10.00 100 $2.50 2.50 5.00 40.00 5000 $55.00 21.25 27.50 27.50 27.50 27.50 21.25 10,000 $100.00 40.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 40.00 22;56 27.50 4i.'25 50.00 37.50 27.50 27.50 50M 50.00 27;56 32.'56 27.50 32.50 61 ^25 50.00 61.25 27!56 56!66 27.'56 27.50 56]66 50.00 250 $6.00 5.00 1000 $20.00 15.00 TOWNSENDS' GARDEN COLLECTIONS In order to introduce our Strawberry gardens into more homes this year, we are making exceptionally low prices to you. We have received so many good reports from our friends who have ordered these collections in the past, that we really feel it a very great honor to help in making these selections that will fit into every back yard garden, supplying plenty of fruit for the table with a good surplus for canning. Many of our good customers report astounding figures that they have derived from selling their surplus berries. These Gardens are also backed by our Guarantee to please you and do just what we say they will under favorable conditions. Kindly order these Collections by name if you please, as it greatly helps us in booking your orders during the rush season. OUR SMALL FAMILY GARDEN This fine Garden will supply a small family with all the Big Red Berries that they wish throughout the season. Are perfectly hardy and will grow in a close or shady place in the back yard. 50 Missionarv $ .65 50 Dr. Burrill 65 50 Big Joe 75 50 Ford 75 Catalogue Price $2.80 Our Special Price to you $2.25 April 11. Leonia, N. J. Collection received and planted. Already shows signs of growth. Thank you for the extra plants received and the courteous treatment given me. C. W. Farwell. OUR SPECIAL ALL SEASON GARDEN This Garden consists of varieties that will pro- duce a wonderful crop of Big Red Berries from early in the spring, and will also give you extra fruit on the Everbearing the following fall. An extraordi- nary value. Perfectly hardy, will fruit anywhere. 50 Premier $ .75 50 Delicious 75 50 Aroma 75 50 Everbearing 1.50 Catalogue Price $3.75 Our Special Price to you $3.00 OUR SPARE TIME GARDEN We have combined these fine varieties for the man or woman who has a little spare time during the day for out door work. With a little attention and proper care, one can realize a tremendous profit from this garden, and will in no way inter- fere with your regular work. 200 Premier $1.60 200 Delicious 1.60 200 Brandywine or Aroma 1.60 200 Townsend Big Late . . . 2.00 200 Wm. Belt or Gandy . . . 2.00 Catalogue Price $8.80 Our Special Price $7.85 OUR SPECIAL VINEYARD COLLECTION Each and every home should have a few grape vines; and to help anyone who is not familiar with the varieties, we will select vines for you that will prove satisfactory in your section. 2 Best Black Grapes, 2 yr. 2 Best Blue Grapes, 2 yr. 2 Best Red Grapes, 2 yr. 2 Best White Grapes, 2 yr. Catalogue Value $2.70 Our Snecial Offer Price .$2.25 Grape Vine Collection arrived in the finest condition. Many thanks for the extras. Mr. Levi Green. May 5. Maine. Collection received. Fine packing, fine condition and fine plants. Am more than pleased with them. Thanks for the extra ones. B. H. Kimball A PROFIT MAKING GARDEN Will furnish you with all the fruit that you wish for table and canning, with an extra surplus to sell. These varieties are noted for their producing quali- ties, fruiting from early to late. 100 Premier $1.10 100 Bun Special 1.10 100 Gibson 1.00 100 Chesapeake 1.25 100 Ford 1.10 Catalogue Price $5.55 Our Special Price $4.90 TOWNSEND'S OWN CHOICE STRAW- BERRY COLLECTION We are making this collection of 500 Plants ow- ing to the fact that thousands of our customers each year send in their order and leave the selection to us. We at all times give extra value in making these collections, selecting varieties adapted to their soil and climate, saving our customers a considerable amount of money each year. Where no special va- rieties are wanted, we advise this collection for all. Kindly advise us if for home use or market purpose, or both. 100 Best Extra Early 100 Best Early 100 Best Medium to Late 100 Best Late 100 Best Very Late Catalogue Value .... Our Special Price Two Collections, 1000 .$6.00 $5.00 plants $8.00 E'WJWit'l'-WJfiJU-i. J.- GRAPE VINES PRICE LIST OF GRAPE VINES Black Grapes Each 5 10 15 Concord, 1 yr. No. 1 $ .10 $ .50 $ .90 $1.35 Concord, 2 yr. No. 1 15 .75 1.35 2.00 Concord, 3 yr. No. 1 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Concord, 1 yr. No. 2 07 .35 .60 .90 Concord, 3 yr. bearing size 50 2.25 4.00 5.50 Moores Early, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 Moores Early, 2 yr 30 1.50 .2.70 4.00 Worden, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 Worden, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Clinton, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 Clinton, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Hubbard, 1 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Hubbard, 2 yr 60 3.00 5.40 8.00 Hubbard, 3 yr 75 3.50 7.00 White Grapes Crystal White, 1 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Crystal White, 2 yr 60 3.00 5.40 8.00 Niagara, white, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 Niagara, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Diamond, 1 yi- 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Diamond, 2 yr 45 2.25 4.50 6.00 Empire State, 2 vr 45 2.25 4.50 6.00 Pocklington, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Red Grapes "The Caco, 1 yr 50 2.50 5.00 "The Caco, 2 yr 75 3.50 7.00 "The Caco, 3 yr 1.00 5.00 10.00 Agawam, 1 yr 15 .75 1.35 2.00 Agawam, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Delaware, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 Delaware, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Catawba, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 Catawba, 2 yr 30 1.50 2.70 4.00 Brighton, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 New Varieties Salem, 1 yr. (red) 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 Martha, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 Dianna, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 Elviria, 1 yr. (white) 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 Dutchess, 1 vr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 Ives, 1 vr. (black) 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 Wyoming Red, 1 yr 20 1.00 2.00 3.00 We ship grape vines in 100 lots or less by Parcel Post, Collect. 25 50 75 100 250 500 1000 $2.00 $3.75 $5.25 $6.50 $15.00 $25.00 $40.00 3.00 5.00 7.50 9.00 22.50 37.00 60.00 6.00 10.00 15.00 18.00 45.00 75.00 120.00 1.50 2.50 4.00 4.50 10.00 25.00 30.00 8.00 15.00 20.00 35.00 3.00 5.00 7.50 9.00 22.5C 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 3.00 5.00 7.50 9.00 22.00 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 3.00 5.00 7.50 9.00 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 12.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 12.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 3.00 5.00 7.50 9.00 22.50 37.00 60.00 6.00 10,00 15.00 20.00 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 9.00 15.00 22.50 30.00 9.00 15.00 22.50 30.00 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 3.00 5.00 7.. 50 9.00 22.'56 37!66 66!66 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 45.00 90.00 175.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 6.00 12.00 18.00 30.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 6.00 12.00 18.00 30.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 Larger lots E xpress or Frei ght Collect. PRICES OF ASPARAGUS 25 Mary Washington, 1 yr $1.00 Mary Washington, 2 yr 1.50 Martha Washington, 1 yr 75 Martha Washington, 2 yr 1.00 Palmetto, 1 yr 75 Palmetto, 2 yr 1.00 Barrs Mammoth, 1 yr 70 Barrs Mammoth, 2 yr 1.00 Conover's Collosal, 1 yr 75 Conovers Collosal, 2 yr 1.00 Mary Washington, 3 yr 2.50 ROOTS 100 250 1000 $3.00 $6.00 $20.00 4.00 10.00 30.00 2.50 5.00 17.00 3.00 6.00 20.00 2.00 4.00 10.00 2.50 5.00 15.00 2.00 2.50 2.00 2.50 5.00 4.00 5.00 4.00 5.00 12.50 10.00 15.00 10.00 15.00 40.00 PRICES OF RASPBERRY PLANTS ,11 f! i ii i; ; n ■ ! ' • 25 100 250 1000 New Katherine (red) E. B 4.50 10.00 25.00 75.00 Erskine Park (red) E. B 4.00 10.00 25.00 75.00 Cuthbert (red) 1.50 5.00 10.00 35.00 St. Regis (red) E. B 1.50 5.00 10.00 25.00 Early King (red) 1.50 5.00 10.00 35.00 Plum Farmer (black) 1.50 5.00 10.00 35.00 Cumberland (black) 1.50 5.00 10.00 35.00 Strawberry Raspberry 2.50 7.00 15.00 50.00 Gold Dollar (yellow) — one dollar each. DEWBERRY PLANTS Aus-Lu 4.00 10.00 20.00 60.00 Pan American 4.00 10.00 20.00 60.00 Austin 1.00 2.50 4.00 15.00 Lucretia 1.00 2.50 4.00 15.00 50 plants at the 100 rate, 500 or more at the 1000 rate. It Pays To Buy Townsends' Plants— Here's The Proof! Enclosed find check for S32.00 — one-third of order. You were recommended to me by the R. N. Y., the best paper on earth. J. H. M. Elgin, 111. Last year 1 purchased 150 of your Concord grapes and and this year had a fine lot of nice grapes. Also the straw- berries were without any exception the best I have ever grown. J. C. Clattle, Penn. Back again for a few more plants; find check in pay- ment for 11,000 plants. You ought to see the 8000 plants bought of vou last vear, never lost a plant. G. W. B., No. Balto., Ohio. For a good m ':ny years I have been growing only Town- sends plants and I have always found them to be the best money could buy. It's a pleasure to deal with such firms. E. Davis, N. C. Mr. Townsend: I sure have fine plants from those bought of you last year, have been getting 35c per quart, and have picked more than two quarts per plant now. Cannot say enough in praise of Townsends plants. G. H. D. Ohio. I have bought plants from you for several times, and they have been fine plants. The Ford cannot be beat. Jas. C. Murphey, Washington, Pa. The strawberry plants bought of you last spring have produced very fine. I am very much pleased with Town- sends plants and service. Mrs. L. S., R. I. Enclosed find another order for more Townsends High Grade plants. I have been all around the horn, and dealt with at least twenty-five growers of plants. I have now anchored safe in harbor. I have never found none as good as you folks send me. J. W., New Jersey. I have been growing your plants for more than fifteen years and have never had a failure or a mix^d plant in my fields. I buy no other plants but Townsends. Would have no others as a gift. 0. A. B., Plant City, Fla. WELL PLEASED, SENDS ANOTHER ORDER FOR $365 Find enclosed check for $365.00 for Champion plants. We have grown your other varieties of ever bearing and found them very fine. Your plants were nice and never have received such wonderful good count as your packers give. Wishing you the very best of success. Henry Sands, Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. D. M. Woodard, of Fairfax County, Va., writes us February 2nd, 1926: — Please quote me on the enclosed order. I must say that the plants I have gotten from you in the past have already been very satisfactory. I also wish to say that I have never done business with any con- cern who has been so fair and straight in their dealings Your plants have always come well packed and in fine con- dition, and always turned out as you have stated. ^ I r ■1= S) ^ i c > z • > 2 Fl T < > 2 " ?> sr o o > o c pi Crt O n o c 3 o O M 7 n Jo Z o T3 r > o > a H O H • ^ o °° ^ ^ c -< CD CO > O c 2 o CO o o a a. CO o n 2 a b =^ 1 P z C I I 1 o (» I I I '» ^ i i ; ^ 1,1 "^^ II! n III ^ I I I H I I I I ar I II I *' I'll C/5 ' I I I "O ' ' ' n r > G PI H C/3 O < O n Q- C/3 A Field of Townsends' New Ground Plants These Letters From Our Old Friends Will Probably Be More Convincing To You Than Anything^We Could Say. There Are Hundreds More If We Had Room To Print Them. AVERAGED A QUART TO THE PLANT AT 35c MRS HOMER R. WILDER OF VERMONT, WRITES: SOLD $35.00 FROM 100 PLANTS February 17th, 1926. Mr. E. W. Townsend & Sons S-Usbury, Md. ^ , ,. Gentlemen:— Last year being my first year dealing with you, I must tell you of my success with your plants. I ordered 100 Plants; took a small piece of ground, and plants averaged a quart to every plant which brought 35c a basket; could have sold a lot more. Not one of my plants died. All the people wanted to know where I re- ceived such good plants from and I was only toe glad to tell them. Enclosed find another order for more plants this spring. A competitor of yours was around to see me the other day and wanted me to give him a part of my business. He stated that he could serve me better than you were doing. I told him that the old time religion was good enough for me, that no plants could be better than Townsends, and that I was not making any change at this time. A. M. Blanchard, Lawtey, Fla. Enclosed find order for plants. I lost my whole setting last year by ordering from a Michigan grower, due to late shipment, arriving May 15th. . TOWNSENDS PLANTS BEST IN THE WORLD Alfred Cadwilder, Corbin, Kans., writes: — After the trouble I had with cull and shoe string plants it is a pleas- ure to do business with such people as Townsends. You send finest plants in the world with a count that is more than generous. GOOD AS SOME I PAID THREE TIMES AS MUCH FOR Chas. M. Cook, Whittenton, 111., writes: — Sending an- other order for plants. Plants I bought of you last, were better than those I paid three times as much for. TOWNSENDS PLANTS GREW FINE. PLOWED MICHIGAN PLANTS UP. Mrs. S. C. Daily, West Newton, Pa., Writes: — I am sending you a check of $20.00 for strawberry plants. Those I received from you last year all grew fine. I set them out the same day I did the plants I got from a Michigan grower. Only a few of theirs grew, and I plowed them up. FINEST PLANTS I EVER SAW Mr. P. 0. Hause, Lewisburg, Pa. writes: — The Premier plants bought of you last year, finest plants I ever saw. PLANTS JUST FINE. BRINGS REPEATER. Writes Octave J. Culliber, Madisonville, La. — Plants arrived on the 24th, just fine. Best plants I ever saw. Sending you another order. Mrs. Geo. B. Geagen, Ravena, N. Y. — Have just re- ceived the last lot of plants. Thanks for such quality and extra plants. PLANTS CAME OK AND BEST I EVER SAW Mrs. Ida M. Day, of Warvrick, N. Y., \vrites: — Plants came all OK and best plants I ever saw. You will receive more orders. FINE PLANTS, HAS A WONDERFUL BED Mr. F. C. Zink, of Acostink, Va., writes: — I wish to say that my shipment of plants from you last year were fine plants, and I have a wonderful bed for another year. All the neighbors say I have the finest plants they have ever seen. FINEST PLANTS EVER HIT WHITESVILLE. From Dan Hester, Whitesville, N. C. — The shipment of 100,000 plants arrived in good order. The Finest plants ever hit Whitesville. Wrote you Saturday night to ship balance of order, and add 10,000 more Premier. Expect to order another 50,000 in two weeks. C ANN AS (Dormant Roots) For quick effects in Mass plantings or Borders, the Cannas are unequalled. Their wonderful green and bronze foliage with their many colored flower spikes which are thrown up during the entire summer until frost, makes them stand out with prominence against all other decorative plants. The new and more up-to-date varieties that we list, gives our cus- tomers the opportunity to get practically any color or height they may wish. Our bulbs all have two to three eyes, and will please you. CANNAS OF NEW CREATION Each Mrs. Piere's Du Pont — A pure Watermelon Pink with Large Head and Ruffled Petals. Extra Large Stems, Abundance of Foliage. One of the best ever introduced. 4 ft $2.00 Cupid — Beautiful Lilac Rose, Wonderful Bloomer. 3 ft 1.25 Edward W. Bok — Soft Light Rose with Creamed Edged Petals. Extra Large Flowers. 3 ft 1.25 Golden Wedding — Large Yellow Flowers Standing well above Foliage. One of the very finest dwarf. 3 ft 1.25 Golden Rod — Very Deep Yellow, flowers abundantly and heads are very large. 3 ft 1.25 Razzle Dazzle — Dazzling Crimson, Maroon and Yel- low. An attractive variety. 4 ft 1.00 Radio — Primrose White, very attractive with rich red varieties. 4 ft PINK SHADES WITH GREEN FOLIAGE Each Doz. .20 1.75 .15 1.50 31/2 ft., ft.. ft. City of Portland — Rich Glowing Pink. Hungaria — Salmon Pink Extra fine 3^^ Rosea Gigantea— Soft Rose Pink. SV2 ft 20 1.75 Venus — Rosy Pink Yellow Border a very deli- cate shade, attractive and very beautiful. 4 ft 15 1.75 YELLOW SHADES GREEN FOLIAGE Dotted Florence Vaughn — Golden Yellow Crimson. 4 ft Kate Gray — Yellow Orange, very fine. 4% ft. Richard Wallace — Rich Canary Yellow. 4 ft. Yellow King Humbert — Golden Yellow with an outstanding pure red petal on head at times very fine. 4 ft .15 .15 .15 1.50 1.50 1.50 .20 1.75 1.00 A choice list of the Best Standard Varieties RED SHADES WITH GREEN FOLIAGE Each Henderson — Crimson Scarlet Large VARIEGATED FLOWERS GREEN FOLIAGE Madam Crozy — 3% million Scarlet Narrow Golden Border 12 1.00 Panama — Orange Red Golden Yellow Border very fine. 3 ft 15 1.50 WHITE SHADES GREEN FOLIAGE Eareka — Creamy White Large Flowers. 4 f t. . . .20 Monta Blanc — Pure White one of the best. 4 ft. .20 1.75 1.75 Chas 4 ft ....$ The President— Beautiful Rich Scarlet. 4 ft. Fire Bird— Pure Glistening Scarlet. 3% ft Olympic — Rich Orient Red Free Bloomer. 5 ft. Pennsylvania — Scarlet Overlaid with Orange vigorous grower. Free Bloomer. 6 ft Wintzer Collossal — Vivid Scarlet Enormous Flowers. 5 ft Doz. $1.50 1.75 2.00 1.50 .20 1.75 1.75 20 6 Bulbs of any one variety at the dozen rate. BRONZE FOLIAGE VARIETIES Edgandale — Current Red Large Flowers. 4 ft. King Humbert — Vivid Scarlet very fine. 4 ft.. . Shenandoah — Salmon Pink very attractive. 4 ft. Wabash — Dwarf Bronze Carmine Pink, new. iV2 ft Wm. Sanderson— Brilliant Scarlet very showy and fine. 4 % ft Mixed Varieties of the above in collection Number after variety denotes height of plant. .15 .20 .15 1.50 1.75 1.50 .20 1.75 .15 1.50 1.00 If you wish to plant Cannas in a circular bed: Place one bulb in the center, 6 in the first circle, 12 in the'sec- ond circle, then 18, 24, 30, etc., according to the size of the bed in the circle. Plants in the circle should be 18 inches apart. A 4 ft. bed in diameter takes 7 Cannas; a ft. bed 19 Cannas; a 10 ft. bed 37 Cannas, and a 16 ft. bed 91 Cannas. Full Planting Instructions With Every Order. OUR SPECIAL COLLECTION OFFER HUNGARIA VENUS MADAM CROZY PRESIDENT 1 Bulb each above 6 varieties ..... 3 Bulbs each above 6 varieties ..... 6 Bulbs each above 6 varieties ..... These six excellent Cannas will bloom early and make a gorgeous display until frost. KATE GRAY WM. SANDERSON $ .90 2.25 3.50 GLADIOLI The Most Beautiful of All Cut Flowers The following varieties that we offer are considered the best for cut flowers and will give you a wide range of colors. If you have never grown Gladioli then by all means get some this year; for you certainly are missing something great. The Glad- ioli with it orchid resemblance and good keeping qualities after cut makes it one of the best flowers for the home garden. We cordially invite your order from our list of New and Standard varieties and assure you that the quality of our bulbs will please you. We include complete cultural directions with each order. A choice list of the Best Standard Varieties All Bulbs are selected No. 1 size with an assurance of fine flowers. Make your choice early and save disappointment. Each Doz. America — Soft Shell Pink. Flowers Extra Large. Very popular $ . .0.5 . $ . .50 Baron Hulot — Deep Blue, finest of this color, good cut flower variety 15 1.50 Chicago White — Popular Early White Lilac. Blotch on lower petals ■ . .05 .60 Evelyn Kirtland — Rosy Pink, dark margin, very fine variety 10 1.00 Halley — One of the earliest pinks of large flowering variety 15 1.25 Le Marechal Foch — Beautiful shade of light salmon. Winner of many prizes as cut flowers 15 1.30 Le Immaculee — Pure white of fine quality flowers 10 1.00 Maiden Blush — A ruffled type of enchantress pink flowers produced on long stems. Extra fine 12 1.20 Mrs. Dr. Norton — Cream and pink deepening on edge, admired by all. Flowers very large 12 1.20 Niagara- — Light yellow, slightly striped flow- ers, very large and graceful 10 1.00 Herada — Large blooms of pure mauve slight- ly tinged in throat spikes are well formed. .10 1.00 Mrs. Frank Pendleton- — Rosy pink with dark carmine bloom. A wonderful color and handsome flower. A favorite 10 1.00 Prince of Wales — Flowers very early, deli- cate shade of salmon pink 10 1.00 Schwaben — Large soft canary yellow flower with carmine blotch in throat. A won- derful value 10 1.00 Wilbrinck — A splendid early variety of creamy pink with soft, even blotches on lower petals 12 1.20 I NEW INTRODUCTIONS OF GLADIOLI The following varieties are of recent introduction. Their wonderful new colors and large handsome spikes will outrival most of the older varieties. They will please the most critical growers. Selected No. 1 Size Bulbs Each Doz. Alice Tiplady — Orange Saffron one of the finest Primulinus typss $ .15 $1.25 Anna Eberius — A rare shade of purple with deep throat (New) 20 1.85 Crimson Glow — Rich crimson, large open flow- ers, vigorous grower (New) 20 1.85 Early Snowflake — Extra large creamy flower, delicate rose tinted yellow throat. An ex- tra fine variety an dcolor 25 2.00 Flora — Pure yellow with few markings. In- troduced from abroad. One of our very best yellows 25 2.00 Golden Measure — Clear yellow with deep pink pink stripe on petals. A beauty .20 2.00 Glory of Kennemerland — True deep rose pink, lower petals purple blotch. One of the most handsome varieties. Flowers im- mense 20 1.85 Orange Glory — Orange with lighter throat. A very large ruffled variety 20 1.85 Pink Beauty — An extremely early variety, rose red shading to pale pink throat with dark center. Very fine 25 2.00 War — Deep brilliant red. Large open petals. Extra fine 15 1.25 White Giant — Pure white with extra large flow- ers. Very attractive 20 1.85 White Halley — A wonderful pure white variety with the quality of that well-known Pink Halley which every one admires 40 3.75 White Wonder — Flowers are extra large. Of pure white with several openings at once. Of very recent introduction 30 2.75 6 Bulbs of any one variety at the dozen rate. All Bulbs will be sent Parcel Post unless otherwise stated. Plant that Border or Bed with GladioH this year and watch results. GLADIOLI COLLECTION-Six Glads of Special Merit Schwaben War Baron Hulot Mrs. Frank Pendleton Alice Tiplady Herada 3 of each variety 8 of each variety 12 of each variety $2.10 3.75 5.00 INSTRUCTIONS'-" CUSTOMERS The season to date would indicate a very late spring. This is sure to bring about a great rush of business late in the season. We have earnestly insisted on our customers getting their orders in just as early as possible. This is just as neces- sary when the season is late as if it was extra early. It cost no more, and time is not as valuable now as it will be when the real spring weather comes. If you will set down now and make out your plans and get your orders off for plants and seeds this much will be done out of the way. Not only that, but you will be most sure to get your order filled just as you want it and when you want it by ordering now. While if you put it off to the very last minute you are taking the chances of not getting what you want and probably the order will be delayed in shipping as it will be so far back on the book that it may take several days to get to your order when you are wanting to plant every day. Thousands of orders for plants and seed are returned to growers, every year by the Nursery- men and seedmen of the country. And at so late a date that the order can not be placed elsewhere. Late ordering causes most of this. More than a quarter of a century in this business has proved to us that the only sure way is to place the order early. Every season we have to disappoint some of our customers thru no fault of our own. We hope that it won't happen again. We have the finest supply of plants that we have ever grown, enough for all, and we promise you that we will please you, if you will send the order now. CAREFUL BUYING It is the usual way with careful buyers of Nur- sery stock and seeds, to first select an old relia- ble house with standing to place their orders. When the Seabrooks Farm Company a few years ago wanted to plant more than 60,000 fruit trees, and to set out between the rows of these trees Chesapeake Strawberry plants, what did they do ? First they called their Superintendant in to con- sultation and instructed him to go out and visit the various nurseries thruout the country and to place the order where he was satisfied he could purchase the very best stock obtainable regard- less of cost. What was the results? The Stark Brothers Nursery Co., of La., one of the oldest and most reliable nurseries in this country received the order for the fruit trees, and E. W. Townsend & Sons Nurseries of Salisbury, Md., received the order for the 300,000 Chesa- peake strawberry plants to be set out between the rows of trees. The Seabrook Farms at Seabrook and Bridge- ton, N. J., are probably the largest truck farms in the world. When T. E. Trotman, of Churchland, Va., sev- eral years ago decided to put Norfolk County, Va., on the map as a strawberry producing country, what did Mr. Trotman do? He called a meeting of all the important growers of truck crops in his section and a committee was appointed to visit the various plant nurseries throughout the coun- try, and to satisfy themselves where the very best grade of strawberry plants could be secured. And they were instructed after making their report to place the entire order with the Townsends Nurser- ies. This blanket order given at that time was probably the largest order ever given any one con- cern for strawberry plants. What was the re- sults? Just as long as T. E. Trotman lived, we re- ceived the orders for plants every year from that section. And today are enjoying the full confi- dence of every grower in that County. When the Plant City, Florida Strawberry Growers Association was formed more than ten years ago, the manager of that Association was instructed to place all orders for Strawberry plants, to be purchased with E. W. Townsend & Sons Nurseries. We understand that this Associ- ation now has a membership of over half a thous- and members. And only a few months ago, we re- ceived a letter from Mr. R. M. Anderson, its man- ager, that he had never sent an order to anyone for strawberry plants except to E. W. Townsend & Sons. It takes millions of plants every year to supply these growers. This is probably the most pros- perous Association of its kind in the United States, and Mr. Anderson, in his late report stated that they contributed no small share of their suc- cess to the High Grade Plants they had received from the Townsends' Nurseries ail these j'ears. He also stated that in all his dealings that there had been but one small mistake made in filling all these orders, and that we had adjusted that more than satisfactory to his member. MORAL — If it pays such organizations as the above to deal with our firm, won't it pay the average grower just as well to deal with us? ^M-^ v^OMd'^G S^.LVIS a'^iT^^n T ^ HV^. SNOS ^ QN3SNM0X 'M '3 llBpuaj 0001 sauof jnej qOOT ^P"«0 0001 ■i3doo3 0001 90f §!8 000 T uosqir) 0001 P^oj 0001 jaimaJd 0001 nn*nf7(b ^° ^ '^^ ^^ Vf r <P IBiosds B 4E AjauBA qoB3 JO 0001 '^■'^I ^-i '^H^s uiojj uadu )Bqi sapauBA pjEpuBis g — uouoaps ajOB auo uq aaooivxvD AHniN33 H102 .SQNaSNMOl ox XMa^\Ia^<^das 0''?^c^- PREMIER Greatest Money- Makers on Earth or (Howard 17) For the average strawberry grower in every section (ex- cept a few southern states) Premier is the greatest mon- ey maker on the list. One of the very longest season var- ieties. Beginning to ripen on- ly a few days later than the very earliest sorts, and con- tinues until most late varei- ties are gone. For this reason any one can grow Premier and be sure of a crop that almost covers the season. We know of nothing that will produce more quarts of fins berries than this one. We make the Premier a special- ity and are always headquar- ters for fine Premier plants at reasonable prices. We wish it were possible to show you our fields of this variety this season where your orders will be filled. We absolutely guarantee that our stock of Premier plants will equal any strain in the country, no matter where they are grown or how much more you are asked to pay. Special prices in large quantities.